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ice storm all but shut down some highways in texas yesterday. and with that storm now heading east, work crews have their hands full again this morning for the commute. >> it appears that that home was targeted due to the fact that there was large quantities of marijuana being grown there. >> reporter: drug charges have been filed against two santa rosa men who were the targets of a home invasion. early yesterday morning, three armed men burst into the house, a man inside the home shot and killed one of the robbers. the other two are now in james. from across the bay to around the world, the stories that matter on "kpix 5 news this morning." captions by: caption colorado firstname.lastname@example.org good morning, i'm michelle griego. >> hi, everyone. i'm frank mallicoat. it's 6:00. a busy intersection in menlo park is still shut down after a train crash killed a woman. kiet do is at the railroad crossing where yesterday's accident happened. he joins you with more. kiet. >> reporter: caltrains has been
working through the night to clear the intersection. we have been seeing trains go through all morning long. cars not allowed through yet. they are also installing a new red and white striped crossing arm. they just put the arm on now. these are the arms that they are designed to try to keep cars from getting through these tracks in the first place. it was a horrific scene yesterday evening. the impact threw the car 40 feet from where it was impacted and came to rest against a crossing box and pole. the damage was so bad, it was difficult to tell exactly what kind of car it was. firefighters pulled that 30- year-old woman out of the wreckage took her to the hospital in critical condition. that's where she died. it's unclear why or how she ended up on the tracks. >> one of things we try to tell people is don't stop on the tracks. you don't start across the tracks until you're sure you can get all the way across and she just got caught in traffic. apparently, wasn't paying real close attention. >> traffic all the time. i see people stop on the tracks all the time. i just wonder why are they
doing that? >> reporter: now, the accident stranded several hundred passengers for a couple of hours during the evening commute. the train had significant damage but no passengers were injured. caltrain says that the crossing arms were working properly at the time. and speaking of crossing arms, there they are now. they are putting it on now as we speak. it looks like it's going to take a couple of more hours. live in menlo park, kiet do, kpix 5. >> in a separate incident a caltrain hit and killed a man in a tunnel in san francisco. that happened around 9:30 last night. 6 people have now died on the tracks this year compared to 10 all of last year. a woman is in custody and investigators are seeking more suspects in connection with the killing of a gilroy man. yesterday, police announced the arrest of gabriela ortiz. she was taken into custody friday after police received tips from the community. those tips were prompted by the release of surveillance video. police say it shows ortiz and another woman at an east san
jose convenience store using a credit card belonging to victim robert heiser. investigators believe ortiz and two other people were involved in the death. an autopsy shows heiser died of blunt-force trauma. police found his body last week while responding to a barking dog complaint. new this morning, a pedestrian was struck and killed by a car on a milpitas freeway overnight on the off- ramp from northbound 880 to highway 237. police say the vehicle involved was a silver infiniti sedan. no more details have been released. california's gas excise tax could shrink a bit come july. today, the state board of equalization will meet in culver city to consider reducing that tax from 36 cents per gallon to 28.5 cents. the excise tax is only part of the overall tax on gas in california. people in the state currently pay 64 cents a gallon in various taxes and fees.
time to check traffic. liz? >> i made it just on time. thanks, guys. let's see. so we have an issue heading to the bay bridge toll plaza. the metering lights are still off. they are stuck in the off mode. there's some sort of issue going on. they are going to have to turn on the lights manually instead. so already, traffic is backing up through the maze. usually they have had the lights on for 20 minutes by now but that will likely cause a big backup behind the toll plaza. right now it looks okay on the span. but those delays are growing on the incline. and then a couple of issues in the south bay to tell you about. first this accident at mckee is in the commute direction northbound 101 approaching the mckee exit and the latest tweet from kcbs says it's clearing from the middle lane. traffic backs up from story road. a crash in cupertino northbound 280 around 85. that one we're not sure about lanes blocked. no major delays. so far all mass transit including caltrain is on time. that's your latest "kcbs" drive
to work. with the forecast, here's roberta. liz, it's chilly but i never get tired of taking a good look at this. all right. stop what you're doing. just look at your tv screen. isn't that glorious? just pristine like conditions right now clear skies official sun-up at 6:48 and by the time it sets tonight at 5:57, another day with slightly above average temperatures. we are currently in the 30s and 40s and low 50s out the door. today temperatures into the 60s, at the beaches, sunshine slight winds around the peninsula. those winds will be northwest 5 to 10 miles per hour. otherwise, mid-60s in morgan hill all the way into san jose. mid-60s in danville through blackhawk. 67 degrees in antioch. north of the golden gate bridge temperatures stacking up from 62 with the sunshine in bodega bay all the way through stinson beach to the mid-60s in petaluma. and clearlake good morning to you, we have temperatures forecast there today at 68 degrees. nearly 70 in ukiah. the extended forecast does call
for rain returning right here to the bay area by saturday. we're going to show you who is going to get how much. that's coming up next time around. frank and michelle? >> thank you, roberta. opening statements start today in a high-profile silicon valley sexual harassment case. ellen pao seen with her partners are suing the venture capital firm kleiner perkins caufield & byers. she wants $16 million claiming to have-sexually harass -- to have been sexually harassed and excluded from meetings. she said she was fired when she complained. kleiner says she was let go because of poor job performance. congress has until friday to pass a bill funding the department of homeland security or risk shutting down. as susan mcginnis reports, it's a partisan battle linked to president obama's executive action on immigration. >> reporter: senate majority leader mitch mcconnell took a shot at trying to break the stalemate. democrats blocked consideration of the bill funding the department of homeland security for the fourth time monday. the bill is tied to provisions
that would repeal president obama's executive action which temporarily shields millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation. but democrats oppose the repeal. mcconnell now plans to separate the issues and introduce a standalone bill this week that would block the president's orders on immigration. >> it's another way to get the senate unstuck from a democratic filibuster and move the debate forward. >> reporter: some senate democrats have already expressed support for debating the two issues individually. >> people have really strong opinions about both topics and they both should be debated fairly, openly and separately. >> reporter: but many republicans remain opposed to doing so. and point to a ruling by a texas judge last week blocking the white house plan. >> it's time for democrats to stop defending the president and the white house. >> reporter: should the deadline arrive without a deal, 30,000 workers could be furloughed, many others expected to show up to work without pay. >> these are folks who if they don't have a paycheck are not
going to be able to spend that money in your states. >> reporter: funding for the department would be cut off at midnight friday if congress fails to act. susan mcginnis, cbs news, washington. >> it's unclear whether the vote on mcconnell's bill would be followed by a standalone vote to fund homeland security. a short-term extension of funding is still possible if lawmakers can agree on that solution. today full speed ahead for cranes at the port of oakland to start clearing the backlog of cargo on the docks. the slowdown happened yesterday when the dock workers walked off for a union meeting but at 7 p.m. last night terminal was up and running again. eight vessels were loaded and unloaded and 18 more lined up following a tentative contract agreement that was reached last friday. operations also in full strength at the other 28 west coast ports covered by the deal. these are scenes out of l.a.'s long beach port yesterday. terminal operators are hiring extra workers now to get the
cargo unloaded as quick lay as possible. it's expected to take three months for the ports to catch up. people who live near candlestick park are upset about what they say is too much dust and its possible dangers. neighbors met last night with the city of san francisco and lennar the company that is tearing down the stadium. they are concerned the dust from all the demolition work will cause health problems. lennar has a monitoring system but won't go into detail about it. >> they just will not cooperate. they will not water or protect us. >> san francisco's department of public health is looking into any potential health risks. facebook collecting a bunch of new buildings. the newly acquired pro logos site at a price tag of $400 million has 21 different buildings in menlo park. the company only says it's an investment in its future and in the future of menlo park. but it's not clear how the new property fits into the larger real estate plans of facebook since it's currently building a
new campus on willow road. time now 6:09. half of the u.s. is stuck in a deep freeze and it appears some police officers are blaming the snow queen. how elsa ended up in the back of a cop car. >> two state lawmakers are putting the pressure on the san francisco archdiocese. why they are calling for an investigation. coming up. >> from the kpix 5 weather center good morning. i want to see a show of hands. who suffers from allergies? okay. we have that pollen report straight ahead. >> and the metering lights over at the bay bridge toll plaza were just turned on manually and not a moment too soon. it was really beginning to back up. it's already backed up through
24th. we're looking out from the transamerica building and in the distance there, way up there in the blackness is alcatraz. today in the city by the bay, the city of san francisco, expect a high temperature in the mid-60s. thanks, roberta. new this morning, the fight over morality clauses for some bay area catholic high school teachers intensifies. ryan takeo joins us live in san francisco to explain why some state lawmakers are calling now for an investigation. ryan. >> reporter: frank, good morning. this is the latest attempt to try to put pressure on the san francisco afternoon diecies. we are here outside the high school near city college of san francisco. this is one of the high schools -- one of the catholic high schools impacted by the morality clauses. san francisco's archbishop has a plan to add those morality clauses into upcoming teacher union contracts. they call for teachers to live by church teachings at school and in their private lives. the teachings include the church's opposition to abortion, contraception and
homosexuality among other things. state assemblyman kevin mullin of san mateo and phil ting of san francisco say the clauses set a bad precedent for workers rights. they want an investigation into working conditions at the four catholic high schools in the san francisco archdiocese to see if the requirements violate state discrimination laws. this is the latest public outcry after many students and teachers got together last week to unite against the catholic church. >> we're here today because if jesus were alive today he would be standing right next to us. >> reporter: last week, san francisco's archbishop fired back at state lawmakers who criticized him in a letter, he wrote, "i respect your right to employ or not employ whomever you wish to advance your mission. i simply ask the same respect from you." live in san francisco, ryan takeo, kpix 5. >> and today, san francisco's board of supervisors is expected to weigh in on the morality clause with a resolution calling on the archbishop to respect the decisions and private choices
of its teachers. we enjoy the bay area sunshine much of the country is dealing with snow/sleet and freezing rain. the rough weather has snarled highways. in tennessee, an ice storm knocked out power to tens of thousands of residents. at the same time, the northeast is dealing with another day of record challenging cold. it could drop to 0 degrees this morning in new york. >> summer is coming. >> it is. >> someday. >> yes. police in a frozen south carolina town arrested elsa for bridge a frigid cold snap to the area. the blame the disney character from the movie "frozen" for turning the town fountain into an iceberg. they had to let it go, baby. >> sing th song? >> no, the fountain thawed out before the court date. >> feel sorry for elsa? i feel like it's all her fault. >> have you seen the movie? >> i have. but that's like a real person.
>> yeah. >> i think they were just having fun. >> i know. >> i know. [ laughter ] >> i just call it winter back east. >> yeah. >> we could complain about the cold here but they have it a lot worse. so we should go outside and we'll show you the bay bridge the toll plaza and it is stacked up fully into the maze now. the metering lights were turned on about 20 to 25 minutes late. so finally they switched them on manually. there was a little bit of a snafu with the lights earlier and so there is a lot of traffic on the incline. the incline to treasure island looks okay so far on the eastshore freeway. but it was beginning to back up around the berkeley curve. a couple of issues in the south bay. northbound 101 at mckee. we have that crash clearing from the middle lane. then that other accident still in cupertino, it is blocking an lane. fortunately our sensors haven't picked up a huge delay yet but it's northbound 280 right there by highway 85. so you may start to see a little bit of a backup. kcbs has been tweeting about it quite a bit. we have the incident on the tracks in menlo park last night
and they are still fixing the crossing arm in the area. ravenswood is shut down between alma and el camino real for most of the morning. we have been getting lots of rots from kiet do from the scene throughout the early- morning commute hours and mass transit so far on time including caltrain. they are running through the stop. slightly slower speeds but not much delay. the rest of mass transit is on time. that's your latest "kcbs traffic." with the forecast, here's roberta. this is gorgeous the scene from our kpix 5 studios looking toward the bay. what a difference a day makes. yesterday we actually had whitecaps on the bay waters. now they are relatively calm. the sun is beginning to make an appearance officially this morning at 6:58. good morning, everybody. it's a chilly start to your tuesday. we are in the 30s, 40s and 50s. it is now below freezing in santa rosa and thank goodness we don't have a wind to speak of. this is the scene towards levi's stadium. clear skies there across the santa clara valley. today out the door clear and crisp. some mild afternoon
temperatures anticipated. and looking ahead we do have rain back in the forecast beginning late friday night right now we are under the ridge of high pressure clearing us out. no clouds over northern california at all. this is the departing area of low pressure that brought an inch of snow to bear valley. we have a blocking ridge of high pressure. it's firmly in place. it's diverting the storm track well to the north of us. but low pressure will drop out of the gulf of alaska putting a dent in the high pressure. even though it's going to skim across the state of california, it will disintegrate. any rain chances really is late friday into saturday widespread. .25" expected. 65 monterey bay. it is currently 12 going up to 53 in the greater lake tahoe area. our numbers slightly above average into the 60s approaching 70 degrees northwest winds 5 to 10. going usher the pollen around and today medium to high levels
but towards the end of the week off the charts on friday. here's your extended forecast. 70s wednesday, thursday. rain saturday. >> thank you. bay area has a new area code but it comes with some unintended consequences. how the switch is costing people money and time. >> and i'm dennis o'donnell. coming up, will steph curry be back on the court tonight? and why the daytona 500 champion is in hot water with his wife.
isn't sure he will play tonight against the wizard but says the injury that kept him out of sunday's loss in indianapolis is not related to his ankle injury that caused him to miss most of the season in 2011. still, however, the coach is cautious. >> i haven't been around long enough to have been through the absences but obviously we're going to be careful regardless of what the injury is, um, with all of our guys, particularly with the ankle with steph since he's had surgery on it and you probably even take extra precautions. >> warriors and wizards go tonight. nascar's joey logano won the daytona 500 and sunday and now he can really celebrate. >> when i first started racing i wasn't 21 so milk and cookies was my celebration. >> he got a ring for winning the race. he may have some explaining to
do to his new wife. >> givenner track record with rings, what are you go to do with that one? >> i hope i don't lose this one. this one is harder to replace, i think -- well, i take that back. >> oh!! >> i screwed up there, hang on. hang on. [ laughter ] >> oh!! >> whoa. hang on. what i meant -- [ laughter ] >> what i meant to say -- >> make it deeper. >> -- she's still here with me. it's just a symbol. she's with me all the time no matter what. she would be impossible to replace. >> awwwww. >> there you go. >> that's how you redeem yourself. >> for the first time ever, we have a daytona 500 champion and also a comeback racetrack driver of the year. i'm dennis o'donnell, see you tonight. >> a happy wife. play of the day, college hoops georgia tech, louisville. tech on a fast break, jackson monster slam.
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some big problems in the bay area. how the switch is leaving some people locked out of their homes. >> and we have a new forecast for you that features rain. we'll tell you when to expect it. >> and the metering lights were turned on late over at the bay bridge toll plaza. and now a crash in the tunnel westbound. we'll tell you all about it coming up. good morning. tuesday, february 24. i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm michelle griego. time now is 6:30. developing news. workers are trying to fix a menlo park railroad crossing damaged in a deadly accident. kiet do is at the spot where a driver was killed. >> reporter: good morning. we have been watching trains whip through here all morning long so the tracks are now open but cars are still not allowed through here on ravenswood avenue. crews have been working throughout the night to repair the damage. that gives you some idea of just how violent that crash was yesterday afternoon. >> i saw the car, my girlfriend and i were walking and we're like, oh, that's horrible. >> reporter: this was all that was left of the car that
collided with the train mangled metal broken beyond repair or recognition. a caltrain spokesman says the driver of the car got stuck on the tracks as a train barreled toward the intersection. >> one of the thing we try to tell people is don't stop on the tracks. you don't start across the tracks until you're sure you can get all the way across. and she just got caught in traffic. and, um, apparently wasn't paying real close attention. >> reporter: the fire department rescued the woman from the car. she went to the hospital in critical condition where she died. passengers say that crossing is a busy and congested intersection, an accident some say waiting to happen. >> the traffic here at this intersection will back way up and then people will try and sneak across and hope that they clear the intersection. and in this case, the gal was just sitting there. >> traffic all the time, i see people stop on the tracks all the time. and i just wonder, why are they doing that? >> reporter: the crash destroyed one of the guardrails that's supposed to prevent cars
from driving onto the tracks when a train is approaching. southbound trains were stopped during the accident investigation and clean-up stranding passengers during the evening commute. and workers are standing right next to that brand-new guardrail that they just installed there. it looks like it's going to take them at least a couple more hours. if you are heading to this intersection you might want to find another way around here. looks like it's going to be closed for a few more hours. live in menlo park, kiet do, kpix 5. >> in a separate incident a caltrain hit and killed a man in a tunnel in san francisco at about 9:30 last night. six people have died on the tracks this year compared to ten last year. the home at the center of a deadly shooting was being used in a marijuana grow operation according to the santa rosa police. the home invasion took place early yesterday morning on acacia lane. three intruders got into a gun battle with those in the home. one died, one hospitalized, a third in custody.
no one else was injured. >> it appears that that home was targeted due to the fact that there was large quantities of marijuana being grown there. >> two men in the home nome were arrested suspected of drug and weapons charges and one of the them could also face child endangerment charges because children lived in the house where pot was being grown. today marks six months since napa valley was hit by the region's strongest earthquake in nearly 25 years. the 6.0 magnitude quake struck in the early-morning hours causing significant damage. recovery is ongoing. the quake knocked down buildings in parts of napa and nearby cities. it happened on a sunday morning. >> we had a little 2.2 overnight. my phone went off. 2.2. i'm going back to sleep. [ laughter ] >> all right. what a difference a day makes. yesterday at this time it 24 hours ago we had gusty winds 37 to 50 miles per hour. we had whitecaps on the bay. at this hour barely a breeze to talk about. good morning, everyone. taking a look outside right
now, temperatures it's cold in santa rosa. it's 31 degrees. hey. it's in the low 30s in napa back through sonoma into glen ellen. it is now 405 piece in fremont, mountain view -- 40 apiece in fremont, mountain view and san jose. average high in san francisco 61. 4 degrees above that today, 7 degrees above normal in oakland. a string of 60s around the seashore today. northwest winds five to ten relatively slight around the peninsula going up to nearly 70 in los gatos. east of the bay blackhawk, danville with 66. 67 in the tri-valley. north of the golden gate bridge we have a temperature span of 62 in stinson beach to about 65 in san rafael. upstream 68 degrees in lakeport. rain is back in the forecast. we'll talk about that, liz, next time around. >> thank you, roberta. out the door, the bay bridge just gets hit with one problem after another. so now there's a stall at the toll plaza. i mentioned that accident near treasure island.
it's in the tunnel. it sounds like a smaller fender- bender? >> i know they're working to clear it now. but anyway, there were also late running metering lights because ned to switch them on manually so the combination of all these different factors makes for a much slower-than- usual ride into san francisco from the east bay. there's a live look behind the pay gates behind the metering lights which are on now by the way and the eastshore freeway stacking up behind the berkeley curve. it's slow between richmond and berkeley the drive time is a half-hour from the carquinez bridge to the maze. this crash in livermore slowing down the ride westbound 580 at airway boulevard. that's your latest "kcbs traffic." back to you guys. >> thank you. public transit advocates say there's a need for more bus and rail service in san francisco in the late night hours. a year-long study concludes people who work overnight need safe ways to travel around the town. >> patrons can get home without driving their cars so that we don't encourage people to drunk drive. so that workers who get off
late at night are able to get home in a safe reliable way. >> the report also addresses the dangers in san francisco late at night. it calls for better lighting in some transit stops and more secure bicycle parking. new this morning, an encouraging sign that the measles outbreak that began in disney land in december may be slowing down. california health officials say the total number of infected people in the state stands at 123. that's the same number as last friday. this is the first time there have been no new measles cases in the health department's report which are released three times a week. a lawsuit has been filed in connection with a deadly bacterial infection at a los angeles hospital. court documents show the suit is against the manufacturer of the medical equipment believed to be the source of the superbug. two patients died and at least five others were infected with the drug-resistant cre bacteria. after having medical procedures
at ronald reagan ucla medical center. a proposal to use cell phone stingrays now on the table today at a meeting at the santa clara board of supervisors. the sheriff wants to use the devices to track locations of suspects. they would not eavesdrop on conversations or text messages. authorities would have to get a warrant each time except in emergencies. the department of department of homeland security has already approved half a million dollars for the installation. people in the 415 area code have to dial the area code even for phone calls across the street. it's to pave the way for the new 628 overlay area code. kpix 5's andria borba reports, the change is a problem for people living in buildings with intercom systems. >> reporter: welcome to the great buzzer kill of 2015. scenes like this are playing out all over san francisco, someone frantically trying to reprogram an intercom. >> san francisco was caught off guard. >> reporter: the problem, the new 628 area code means all land line calls within the 415
must dial 11 digits, adding 1- 415 to existing numbers to buzz open the doors of san francisco apartment buildings leaving some who grew depend on the on the buzzer locked out. >> i have noticed many people in front of their own buildings trying to get in. they don't have their key. >> reporter: as san francisco living has grown vertically, the number of intercoms has grown exponentially. the 1-415 fix takes an hour. >> reprogrammed. >> reporter: and in the tenderloin alone there are some 20 blocks with useless buzzers requiring 20 hours of manpower to fix a-square-block. >> i had a building with 150 tenants in it. and it took two of us 2 1/2 hours to pro program. >> reporter: those are the lucky ones. some older intercoms up to 10% citywide can't handle the extra digits and must be replaced. >> 1700 for a new system for any size building. >> reporter: by 5 p.m., mark received over 80 panicked calls. >> they take an hour to
reprogram. >> reporter: including one during our interview. >> one block -- excuse me. >> reporter: and that was before his phone died not from needing a 1-415 fix but from a dead battery. andria borba, kpix 5. >> the san jose area went through the same progress in 2012 when the 669 area code was added to the 408 region. happening today, state bill will be introduced to ban tobacco products from california ballparks. it's the first of its kind in a nationwide campaign planned by anti-tobacco activists. they say it's to set the right example for children and the health of the baseball players. the bill would require stadiums to post signs announcing the ban at dugouts and all entrances. mlb strongly discourages the use of tobacco but has never banned it. former secretary of state hillary clinton is in the bay area today. she will be the keynote speaker at a women's conference in santa clara. other prominent women who will be featured speakers include former "new york times"
executive editor jill abramson and designer diane von furstenberg. today a 5-year-old boy who got to be a superhero in san francisco is in the spotlight again. that would be batkid. he is on the big screen now. the documentary batkid begins about leukemia patient miles scott from northern california will open the cinequest film festival in san jose a feature film based on the documentary now in the works as well and julia roberts is set to produce and star in it. time now 6:40. an unusual rescue mission in florida overnight. how more than a dozen manatees ended up in a life-threatening situation. >> reporter: more pressure is being put on the san francisco archdiocese. coming up, why state lawmakers are ca
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tuesday, february 24. this is what you can expect in your neighborhood. along the coastside today lots of sunshine into the low and mid-60s. good morning, sunnyvale. your forecast high is 65 degrees. above average temperatures east of the bay today in the mid- and high 60s. a flat northwest wind 5 to 10 in stinson beach at 62 degrees. 66 in petaluma. warmer than that farther north into cloverdale at 67 degrees. enjoy your day. thank you, roberta. how about a look at the impact from the wintry weather in texas. take a look. an 18-wheeler danglele over an interstate outside of dallas. in amount israel low -- in amarillo a 40 car pile-up. and a car went off the runway in dallas/fort worth international airport. nobody was hurt as is it slid off the runway. the housing prices in the bay area showed strongest gains
in the country. here now is kcbs radio's financial reporter jason brooks. >> reporter: good morning. certainly no surprise that that is the case to anybody who has looked for a house here in the bay area. but according to the latest kay schiller index, prices in the bay area still outpacing the rest of the country. the top 20 markets were flat in december from the month before while the bay area was up 4/10ths of a percent stronger than the gain in november. over the past 12 months prices in the bay area up 9.3%. that's more than doubling the u.s. average in those top 20 cities. 6 of the top 20 markets posted declines from the month before and that included san diego and las vegas. home improvement gardening appeared to be on a lot of lists. home depot had a big 4th quarter. it's revenue was up. overall the market quiet. janet yellen testifying today
and tomorrow. investors will be looking for clues when interest rates will rise some thinking it will summer in possibly june. let's check the big board so far. dow up by 21 points. nasdaq falling by 5. the s&p right now is flat. frank and michelle, back to you. >> we're both moving to san diego. you in? >> it's a beautiful place to go and visit that's for sure. >> i know. i guess a little cheaper, too. thank you, jason brooks from kcbs news. a battle is expanding over how much control a church should have over the private lives of teachers who work at its schools. kpix 5's ryan takeo joins us live from san francisco with the latest actions by both sides. ryan. >> reporter: michelle, both sides are digging in their heels. we're here outside reardon high school near city college of san francisco. and this is one of the high schools impacted by the proposed morality clause. san francisco's archbishop wants to add the morality clause to upcoming teacher union contracts. they call for teachers to live
by church teachings at school and in their private lives. the teachings include the church's opposition to abortion, contraception and homosexuality among other hot topics. two state assemblymen say the clauses set a bad precedent for workers' rights and they might violate state discrimination laws! they want a state investigation into working conditions at the four catholic high schools in the san francisco archdiocese. this is the latest move to try to pressure the san francisco archbishop. >> the complaint raised by different politicians and some parents and teachers is that this is discriminatory. in fact, our approach is the same for young men and young women, for heterosexuals and gays. >> yes, it does fall in line with catholic doctrine. but we feel like if this goes through, that a lot of our teachers might leave. >> reporter: last week san
francisco's archbishop fired back at state lawmakers who criticized him in a letter and wrote, i respect your right to employ or not employ whomever you wish to advance your mission. i simply ask the same respect from you. state lawmakers responded by calling the clauses, quote, divisive and discriminatory. live in san francisco, ryan takeo, kpix 5. >> today san francisco's board of supervisors is expected to weigh in on the morality clauses with a resolution calling on the archbishop to respect the moral decisions and private choices of teachers. ac transit showing off its new double-decker bus. it's a 42-footer and it fits 80 people. it will travel on several different routes over the next three weeks. and at least for now, you can ride it for free. the first line u goes from fremont to stanford. go to our website, kpix.com for more. >> we were talking about it earlier. it would be fun to get on that double-decker, right? have you ever been on one on
top? >> never. >> it's fun. you have to try it. >> , and it's free. >> elizabeth? >> it would be a fun way to ride into work. so the ferries, a lot of good mass transit options. if you are hitting the road, not such a great option at least heading to the bay bridge. we have been checking on a few different incidents this morning. it turns out the stall is still there approaching the pay gates right before the bay bridge toll plaza. and that's backing up the works really on 580. that's really bad right now from at least 24 at least it's clearing a little bit on the incline section of the span. they switched on the metering lights late just after 6:00 because there was a malfunction. they had to switch them on manually so that backed up traffic for a while behind the metering lights. you can see how slow it is right now just trying to get into san francisco. here's a live look at the golden gate bridge. sunrise is gorgeous this morning coming out of marin county. unfortunately, traffic is nice, too. everything is moving fine out of sausalito. south bay not as much the case. northbound 101 we have that earlier wreck at mckee. it's clear but look at this.
it is really backed up all the way from capitol expressway or even beyond that all the way out past the julian/mckee exit. that's your latest traffic. it's cold outside! >> it is chilly. you need a light jacket out the door but stop what you're doing and gather near the tv set and take a look at this. this is your tuesday. good morning, everyone! this is sun-up at mount vaca. and as liz was referring to, it is a bit on the chilly side out there. in fact, it's below freezing in santa rosa. it's been months since i've said that. concord at 38 degrees. 30s in the tri-valley. 40s in oakland. 50s in san francisco now at 52 degrees. this is our view from oakland looking out towards san francisco west. bottom line is, today your weather headline clear an crisp out the door. mild afternoon temperatures slated for today. and looking ahead we have the possibility of rain developing late friday night more likely widespread showers on saturday. high pressure clearing us out.
that's the departing upper level trough that's now skirting across nevada and dissipating as it does so. we have this blocking ridge of high pressure continuing to keep the jet stream well to the north of us but an area of low pressure is going to drop out of the gulf of alaska skim across california dissipate somewhat so we'll just say about .25" of rain expected by saturday. for your tuesday, low 70s at sacramento. 53 in the high sierra. sun-up 6:48. sundown 5:58. smack in between, temperatures above average by a good 7 degrees in oakland topping off near 70, near 70 in los gatos and saratoga as well and near 70 in san jose through santa clara. extended forecast, a string of sunshiny days before we cloud up on friday leading to the potential of rain on saturday. frank and michelle? >> thanks, roberta. some breaking news now right out of ventura county where multiple injuries have
been reported after a commuter train derailed. you see it here. these are live pictures near oxnard. the accident happened about an hour ago. ventura county officials say the metrolink train was traveling to l.a. when it struck at least two trucks on the tracks causing them to catch fire. still gathering details right now. we'll update it as soon as we get new information. 19 manatees are alive and well in florida thanks to an overnight rescue mission. crews aided by experts from seaworld lifted the final manatee to safety near cape canaveral just before 2:00 this morning. they used earth movers to pull them out of a drainage pipe one by one. neighbors who spotted the marine mammals -- neighbors spotted the marine mammals early yesterday. >> this morning i saw 10 of them go back throughout and later a saw about another five or ten go out. so i thought they were coming in and going out and i didn't think anything of it until this. >> the manatees were apparently trying to reach warmer water when they got stuck. they have been known to congregate in beach-side canals in cooler weather.
i saw a commercial that said you can save $500 by switching to progressive. that was me, mom. [ laugh ] i thought you said "that was me, mom." [ laughter ] five things to know at the :55. congress has until friday to pass a bill funding the department of homeland security. yesterday, senate democrats filibustered a republican funding proposal because it would also repeal president obama's executive actions on immigration. senate republican leaders now plan to unlink the two issues. recreational marijuana use is now legal in alaska and it all starts today. last november voters approved a
ballot measure legalizing pot. it allows adults at least 21 years old to possess up to an ounce of pot and up to six plants. smoking in public is still off limits. the measles outbreak appears to be slowing down. health officials say the total number of infected patients in california remains 123. the same as last friday. the first time in weeks that there are no new cases to report. state regulators could decide to lower the state excise tax on gas today. the plan would reduce the tax in june from 36 cents per gallon down to 28.5. right now, california drivers pay a total of 64 cents a gallon in taxes and fees. a san jose woman has been arrested in the death of a gilroy man. police say they found gabriela ortiz after surveillance video showed her and another woman using the victim's credit card. 5 6-year-old robert joseph heiser was killed in his home last week. i'm kiet do live in menlo park at the ravenswood avenue
caltrain crossing where crews have been trying to get the repairs going since yesterday evening. trains can pass through here but cars not so much. the road is still closed here. they are installing a new red and white striped crossing arm the ones that try to keep cars from getting on the tracks in the first place. it was a horrific scene yesterday afternoon. the impact threw the car 40 feet from where it was first hit and then came to rest genes a crossing box and pole. the damage was so bad, you couldn't even tell what kind of car it was. firefighters pulled that 30- year-old woman out of the wreckage, took her to the hospital but she died there after serious injuries. it is unclear why or how she ended up on the tracks. >> one of the things we try to tell people is don't stop on the tracks. you don't start across the tracks until you can get across and she got caught in traffic, probably not paying attention. >> reporter: that accident stranded several hundred passengers for a couple of hours yesterday evening. the train had significant damage but no passengers were injured. looks like these crews will be
out here for at least a couple more hours. live in menlo park, kiet do, kpix 5. and let's take a look at the richmond/san rafael bridge approach. as you can see, suddenly it's starting to slow now trying to get into marin county. there's no incidents at that bridge. just checking a few other travel times the eastshore freeway is backed up second straight day but brutal commute on the eastshore freeway this time because of issues at the bay bridge. >> i haven't said this in some time. how cold is it? [ laughter ] >> it's below freezing this morning in santa rosa and also in napa. it's 35 degrees in livermore. 38 in san jose. grab a jacket heading out the door. temperatures soaring to nearly 70 in oakland. nearly 70 in san jose and santa rosa. looks like we have a chance of rain by late friday night .25" expected by saturday. it will be widespread. but dry weather remaining after that. our miracle march is going south. >> should we try that again? > how cold is it?
>> come on, michelle. play along. >> i'm here in spirit. thanks for watching. captions by: caption colorado comm good morning to our viewers in the west. it is tuesday, february 24th 2015. welcome to "cbs this morning." a fiery collision knocks a commuter train off the tracks in los angeles. an embarrassing admission from the head of the v.a. cbs news captured the moment he lied. and millions of tax dollars are spent to fly planes all over the country. and with a look at today's eye opener. your world in 90 seconds. >> a horrible situation here. three